How do corporates help foster innovation?
How do corporates and startups benefit each other?
What is the best way to help startups in the healthcare field?
How can corporate avoid cultural clash with startups?
How can corporates manage the acquisition of startups without killing the innovative culture?
Is there a difference of innovation strategy between general corporates and life science corporates?
How critical has AI become in the healthcare field?
Mira joint the Merck China since 2013 in the healthcare business. She worked for the executive offices for Biopharma China and Biopharma APAC, Mira had rich experience on managing executive engagement and corporate strategic projects. Mira has also an intrapreneurial experience with Merck APAC goes digital initiative in 2016. Now Mira is managing the Accelerator Program in China and internal ideations in the China Innovation Hub based in Shanghai. Mira got her bachelor degree from University of Hull, UK, master degree from Tsinghua University and Executive MBA from INSEAD.
Hong joint the Innovation Center of Merck as an MBA fellow of the Collége des Ingeniéurs in 2016. Since then he supported the development of the external activities including the Accelerator and Hackathons. He focuses now on managing the Accelerator Program with its major objective to find the right collaboration partner for Merck. Furthermore, he is involved in setting up the Merck China Accelerator in Shanghai. Hong holds a double degree MSc. in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen and Tsinghua University.
Hong 2016年在法国Collége des Ingeniéurs读MBA时加入了默克创新中心。从那时起，他辅助公司外部活动的开展，包括加速器和黑客松。他现在专注于管理加速器项目，其主要目标是为Merck寻找合适的合作伙伴。此外，他还参与默克中国加速器在上海的设立。 Hong拥有多个硕士学位包括德国亚琛工业大学和清华大学的工商管理和机械工程专业双学位。
Alex is a member of Merck China, focusing on innovation strategy and digitalization initiatives under Strategy & Transformation. He is also guiding digital efforts of China Innovation Hub. Advancing product & service innovation and digitalization from a corporate competitive advantage perspective through to commercialization with customer value in mind, Alex is enthusiastic about innovation mindset cultivation internally and with communities.
Alex is experienced in strategic planning, corporate practices, and digital product & service development across industries. As a product owner of a caregiver business venture, he has been keeping abreast of start-up ecosystem development. Alex earned his MBA from HKUST Business School and Bachelor Computer Engineering from UNSW Australia.
Previously served as Business Advisory for E-Commerce company such as Groupon Malaysia, Living Social Malaysia, Lazada Malaysia, Hulala, Dealmates etc
Passionate with E-Commerce, has up to 8 years background in communications, project management, strategic planning and business development which provides his client with unique advantages. He helped several start-ups increase sales and company worth up to 10mil.
Experienced in E-Commerce, IP Exchange and facilitated up to 3 Tech Start-ups for commercialisation in China.
Current -Focusing on Technology Transfer, Tech Licensing, IP services etc in China